Aurora borealis photographed in November 2003. A very active solar stream gave superb displays even at low latitudes. This shot was taken with a Mamiya 645 and 35mm f3.5 wide angle lens near to where I live. Film was Kodak E200 push processed to ISO 800. As a result the original is very grainy. Such a display has not occured since I moved to digital!

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  • Melanie Dogan
    Melanie Doganabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful.. I’d love to see this in person someday :)

  • A night to remember for sure – though it was so cold my tripod froze to the ground!

    – James Coard

  • igotmeacanon
    igotmeacanonabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you.

    – James Coard

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonabout 5 years ago

    WOW, absolutely amazing, great work!! Excellent!!

  • Thanks Brendan.

    – James Coard

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdabout 5 years ago

    This must a wonderful site to behold. Thank you for sharing.

  • Appreciate that Davo – thanks for commenting on this.

    – James Coard

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 5 years ago

    Spectacular …

  • Thanks Felicity.

    – James Coard

  • Donald Cameron
    Donald Cameronabout 5 years ago

    The Northern Lights never cease to amaze, I’ve always wanted to shoot this sort of image.

  • Thanks Donald – it was an amazing night.

    – James Coard

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 5 years ago

    WHAT an experience this must have been… outstanding!

  • It was quite an experience if a little cold!

    – James Coard

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonabout 5 years ago

    awesome, I would love to see the real deal, what a light show, I’m sure it would beat fire carackers

  • Thank you Ian.

    – James Coard

  • TheFae
    TheFaeabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks Liane.

    – James Coard

  • ragman
    ragmanalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture, it’s my aim to get to see this and capture this someday (though I doubt that I could ever do as good as job as this!)

  • Hi, ragman – this was actually taken a few fields away from where I live – it was seen as far south as Greece! Examples from Armagh –

    – James Coard

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